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Anthony Sydes
Thomas Anthony Sydes

(1941-05-04)May 4, 1941
North Hollywood, California
DiedJune 20, 2015(2015-06-20) (aged 74)
Springfield, Virginia
OccupationActor, auctioneer
Spouse(s)Anne Driscoll Sydes
Parent(s)Thomas and Ruth Sydes

Thomas Anthony Sydes (May 4, 1941 – June 20, 2015) was an American child actor on film and television.

Early years

Sydes was born May 4, 1941, in North Hollywood, California.[1] He was the son of Thomas and Ruth Sydes, and he had a brother, Jonathan, and two sisters, Debbie and Carol.[2][3]


Sydes made his film debut in Claudia and David (1946).[4] Sydes' last film appearance was in Gunsmoke in Tucson (1958).[4]

Military service

After his retirement from acting, Sydes joined the United States Army in 1963, and was stationed in Vietnam, Germany, and Italy. He earned a National Defense Service Medal and a Purple Heart for his 20 years of service.

Later years

Sydes founded A&A Auction Gallery in 1980, and became a member of the National Auctioneers Association.

Personal life

Sydes was married to the former Ann Driscoll.[2] They had two daughters and a son.[4]


Sydes died in Springfield, Virginia on June 20, 2015.[4] He was survived by three children, and nine grandchildren.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1946 Claudia and David Bobby Naughton
1946 Johnny Comes Flying Home Butch Cary Uncredited
1947 It's a Joke, Son! William Uncredited
1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue Jackie Temple Uncredited
1947 Miracle on 34th Street Peter Uncredited
1947 Driftwood One of McDougal's Children Uncredited
1947 Song of Love Ferdinand Schumann
1948 Sitting Pretty Tony King Uncredited
1948 Canon City Jerry Bauer
1949 Chicken Every Sunday Oliver Hefferan Uncredited
1949 Reign of Terror Pierre's Son Uncredited
1950 Cheaper by the Dozen Fred Gilbreth Uncredited
1950 Shadow on the Wall Bobby
1951 The Lady Says No Boy Delivering Photo Uncredited
1952 Belles on Their Toes Dan Gilbreth Uncredited
1952 Ellis in Freedomland Male Model - Boy in Buster Brown Outfit
1954 The Glenn Miller Story Herbert Miller Uncredited
1956 Lust for Life Cor Uncredited
1958 Gunsmoke in Tucson Young Brazos (final film role)


  1. ^ Lentz III, Harris (August 2015). "Obituaries". Classic Images (482): 49–56.
  2. ^ a b "It's the Season for Togetherness". Valley News. December 22, 1974. p. 30. Retrieved October 28, 2015 – via open access
  3. ^ Lisanti, Tom (2003). Drive-in Dream Girls. McFarland. p. 224. ISBN 9780786415755.
  4. ^ a b c d e Cheng, Cheryl (June 24, 2015). "Child Actor Anthony Sydes Dies at 74". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
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